Newton Woman Arrested After Assaulting Four Officers

Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Police arrested a Pearl Street woman after she reporting assaulted four Newton Police officers on Saturday.

Police responded to Pearl Street about a disturbance in the street. A woman, Alicia Clarke, of 248 Pearl St., Newton, allegedly yelled from her balcony at police and officers reportedly told her several times to go into her residence.

When the woman continued, police went into the residence to remove the woman from the balcony. The woman resisted when police asked her to put her hands behind her back and she kicked officers as they attempted to handcuff her, according to police.

She scremed profanities at officers and spit on one officer. She also kicked another officer in the crotch and spit in that officer’s face, said police. 

Police arrested Clarke and charged her with disturbing the peace, four counts of assault and battery on a police officer, four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and resisting arrest. 

its me February 24, 2014 at 04:27 PM
Mark Golden February 25, 2014 at 08:45 AM
This is not a well written article. Was Clarke the cause of the on street disturbance? If not what was the outcome of that disturbance? If Clarke was on HER balcony, then she was at/in her home and has every right to be there. Was she posing a threat to either herself or the police when they went into her home without a warrant? This article answers none of these questions, it only raises them. WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, and WHY. Even online, this news outlet must answer these questions when reporting.
J. Adams February 25, 2014 at 08:08 PM
This seems like a disturbing trend for Newton and other police. The 4th amendment guarantees our right to privacy. The right is not something granted by any court or lawmakers but is inalienable..... we are born with it. I would like to know the reason the police entered the home and arrested this woman. Being charged with assault (verbal threat) and Battery (physical harm) by police are on the rise and are being used by police to force citizens into submission for what many times are trumped up charges to cover their illegal actions.


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